Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.8
3352 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French
Come & experience French fine-dining cuisine at its best at Hawaii's premier ocean front restaurant, voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" on Oahu's Gold Coast

Update August 2020
TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

All guests will be required to wear a face mask

We are encouraging guests to use sanitizer, available at the restaurant entrance

We are practicing social distancing

We may deny entry to customers with high fever, above 100.4°F, or who may not be feeling well. Please allow us to take your temperature using noncontact thermometer at the entrance to the restaurant

Restaurant staffs will be wearing face mask to serve our guests

We will be wiping common areas, furniture & fixtures frequently with disinfectant

Maximum seating per table will be 10 persons

Bar counter seating is not available until further notice

We ask for your kind understanding & cooperation

Please visit michelshawaii.com for more information

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3352 people are saying
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Georges
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table with a fabulous view, and we were lucky to have a very attentive server named David. His Caesar Salad was superb!
Great menu and wine list!

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JoshF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jhadi (spelling??) was our server. A local with excellent conversational skills. Was fun and relaxed with us. Made the experience all the better.

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SteveP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best. It is a must restaurant to be in Honolulu. You can't beat Michel's ambiance. Their food and wine is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My family went there during the pandemic in March 2021. Every family members told me and my husband how great the food were. So, we decided to booked a dinner reservations for my mom’s birthday. OMG! I never experienced how rude our waiter (David) was. He wasn’t friendly and rude. Our dinner reservation was at 5:30pm and lasted till 8:30pm. We ordered soup, cesar salad, seafood bounty, steak/lobster, Cioppino, and cold seafood platter. Nothing was good except the salad. Three of us ordered the seafood bounty, food was not fresh? no flavors to everything on the plate, the food was lukewarm to cold. My mom’s Cioppino was over cooked. She said the food was rubbery without taste except the sauce was good. My brother ordered the cold seafood, the shrimp head was black and the raw oysters were smaller than a dime! lol.. My sister in law ordered the steak and lobster, she said my brother make it better at home because there were no taste to the lobster and filet. My nephew’s dinner… hamburger slider buns were hard as rock and the hamburger were super dried and tasteless. To spend that much money just for the ambiance is not worthy!! Like other reviews stated, buy a plate lunch or Mcdonald’s and sit at the park would be much better than to served by a rude server and horrible food . DO NOT spend your money here. There’s lots of other restaurants that are excellent in terms of food and service.

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BG13
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time here while on vacation, and I got engaged. The perfect evening ❤️

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vipNoname
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s is a special place. Food is excellent and always has a perfect view for sunset.

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VivianJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food was great and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! I highly recommend the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Each course was delicious and the perfect amount of food. Some parts of the meal were also cooked in front of us! We left full but not stuffed. The view is unparalleled as well. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good. Very friendly staff.

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vipSeafoodLover
Miami
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service, ambience, and experience are top notch. Philip, Kevin and Kahlani made the night memorable!

KB
KarenB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience if my life. We went for our anniversary and they had prepared personalized menus for us. The view is gorgeous and the ambiance as you would expect from a 5 star restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Oaxaca
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend this special place, as we celebrate a Honeymoon dinner at Michel’s and everything was excellent (food, service, place, decoration), Kalani gave us the best service and the escargots and beef wellington were out of this world.

Next time we visit Honolulu we definitely stop by.

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Mambo
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

A wonderful view! The food was nothing special, except for the desert. The shocking part was all the waiters had cheap black rumpled and dirty suits. And they were not wearing the masks over their noses. It made me wonder the hygiene in the place. Recommended only for cocktails and dessert at sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views, service, and of course food were all OUTSTANDING!!! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Honolulu!!! We were on our honeymoon and we’re treated so well and really made the experience special for us!

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SarahR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The view and the service make the meal feel like a special event.

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lynnek
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Fish was mediocre Worst seat in the house Way overpriced food. We had the $72 bounty plate tasted like it was sitting around for awhile and $58 Jack Dorsey almondine meh but wine was excellent

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vipphivu88
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exquisite experience. highly recommend

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AnnA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best dinner - creative tasty food and top notch service. It was a very special dinner for our family.

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Karen
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, my group of 7 all enjoyed themselves. We exchanged many stories of our lives growing up in Hawaii (3 of us did, 4 come from other parts of the country). I could even remember 1 of the 1st times dining @ the restaurant for my high school junior prom! All the items each of us ordered was wonderfully prepared & of course, the staff was extremely attentive (& considerate ). This was our pre-Thanksgiving dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most friendly and accommodating staff! Every second of our dinner was amazing not only because of the amazing taste of the food but also the staff. Cannot say enough good things. Specifically our waiter Bryan was amazing!

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CherylS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Beautiful ambiance, service, food, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely dining experience. This place sets the bar so high of service, sunset view and exceptional food that you will only want to come here with your loved one. Mahalo!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, ambience and food.

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AlejandroR
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place. Very fancy

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vipTryThisMaybe
Chicago
139 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant staff & leadership went above and beyond to make a special night more special. Amazing food, presentation, views and service. Well worth the price! We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables next to the ocean get a spectacular view of Waikiki beachfront. As for the food, the seafood is why I came which did not disappoint! Like most upscale restaurants, the service is tag team I counted at least 4 wait staff who serviced us throughout night!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We requested to have a table next to the beach to see the sunset; however, we were seated at the wrong table (after they kept asking us what the name was for the reservation). Instead of reseating us, they kept us in the corner of the restaurant. There were a bunch of bugs flying over our table and we couldn’t enjoy our food. We also got the beef Wellington, and the puff pastry is usually crispy; however, it was soggy and damp. The only redeeming quality is that the water was really friendly.

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vipLindaL
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Michel’s for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. I have been to many restaurants in Waikiki; Michael’s has the best sunset view; no wonder they were voted to be one of the most romantic restaurants. The food is so delicious, abs the service is excellent. I will for sure go back again.

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AngelaM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious prix fixe from start to finish. Server/chef prepared the soup and salad perfectly. We were very well attended to, without being too obtrusive. Was a very pleasant experience and will be back!

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AndyL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were great. We had a nice birthday celebration and dinner for 10. Michels never disappoints.

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RebeccaE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived service was friendly, engaging and accommodating.

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DemetrikeW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on our honeymoon visiting Hawaii for the first time. Michel’s at the Colony Surf out of this world! Sensational! Outstanding!

Our waiter Josh truly helped to make this one of the most amazing and personalized experiences we have ever had.

Thank you!

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MarcS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming. Staff were all efficient and gracious. Food was superb and all prepared well. Wine list was top tier and very reasonably priced. My only complaint about the meal was the paucity of vegetables. That being said, I would go back to this restaurant every time I come to Oahu. Pricy but worth it. 5*!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was ok but service, dining experience (tableside-preps), and ocean view were superb!

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AmbOnMI
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Great experience. Food was excellent; service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive. Only nit was a party of 11 women who were very loud. Service staff were apologetic, but I totally understand that they couldn’t say anything to them. I would never allow that incident to color my desire to return, as I’m certain it was a one off. Michel’s should at the top of anyone’s list for special occasion dining or who wants an outstanding dining experience. Oh, the view is the best in any restaurant in Honolulu!

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CarolineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday it was incredible dinner and view

HG
vipHenryG
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous on all levels. Amazing restaurant. 5 stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While the food was fine and service prompt (but certainly not polished), the restaurant is a shell of its former self. Other than the view which is still outstanding, the rest of the experience does not live up to the extremely high prices. I understand that the world has become more casual, but if you represent yourself as a fine dining establishment then you need to get all the details right. This starts with the host station. One of the people at the door was dressed, and I put this politely, like she worked at the equivalent of Denny’s. I could go on but I will just say that a dinner that cost well over $300 should have been a LOT better.
Another icon has bit the dust. I will not be back.
One last note; I have written many reviews but this is the first time I felt compelled to complain.

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MartinW
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views, faultless service and wonderful food! Best meal ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Customer experience was impeccable. From driving up to the restaurant (did Lyft), to being seated at the table. The server made the evening memorable and I’ll for sure be back. I love this place!!

FAQs

Michel's at the Colony Surf offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 923-6552.

Michel's at the Colony Surf is rated 4.8 stars by 3352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.